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Access and Public Services 11.09.2020

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As classrooms stay remote across the Auraria Campus, faculty and instructors are looking for new ways to transform their in-person courses into captivating online experiences— and Auraria Library is here to help.

Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff have free access to more than 32,000 streaming videos with a wide variety of subject areas including government, news, literature, music, art, experimental films, psychology, documentaries, entertainment and more. 

“Streaming video is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most people are doing their best to remain in a safe state of hunker,” said Rick Simons, a video specialist at Auraria Library, “There’s no need to go to the library to access a video. Once you know how, a video of your choice is just a click away.” 

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Use this chat box to ask a librarian for research help. We’re available 24/7! (Holidays excluded.)


Text us your questions to 720-438-4446. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for information about when this service will be available.

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

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